Date 15 Nov, 2016 – 15 Nov, 2016
Time 6.00pm-8.00pm
Cost $15 students/unwaged and Sydney PEN member and $20 full price
Venue Cell Block Theatre, Forbes Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

15 November 2016 will be the 35th World Day of the Imprisoned Writer.

The Day of the Imprisoned Writer is an annual, international day intended to recognise and support writers who resist repression of the basic human right to freedom of expression and who stand up to attacks made against their right to impart information.

At this event, we are very honoured to feature Stan Grant, who earlier this month made TV history as the first Indigenous anchor of a prime-time current affairs program on the ABC.

Earlier this year, Stan gave an impassioned speech on Aboriginal rights and recognition following the mistreatment of Indigenous boys in detention in the Northern Territory. His stirring speech how the “Australia dream is rooted in racism”, at the IQ2 debate series held by The Ethics Centre in Sydney that was published a week before Australia day, went viral, with more than 736,000 views on Facebook and 15,000 times on YouTube.

Stan’s speech has been widely acknowledged as one of the most powerful ever heard on the IQ2 stage, and indeed, in recent Australian history.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the value of freedom of speech from this incredibly moving speaker.

This event is hosted by Sydney PEN, and is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

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